Fleet Foxes have been in the studio working on their third album (last month, it was “almost done“), and Robin Pecknold has been posting teasers on his Instagram throughout the whole process. Last night, in a now-deleted post (via Reddit), he shared a screenshot of the Fleet Foxes section of his iTunes library complete with LP3. And from the image, we can glean the following info:
It’s called Ylajali, which is the name of a character from an 1890 Norwegian novel called Hunger by Knut Hamsun.
The cover art is a photograph by Japanese photographer Hiroshi Hamaya, and has the band’s name, album title, and presumably the tracklist at the top.
The Nonesuch Records label can be seen in the bottom corner, indicating that the band may have signed with them for LP3. (Their previous releases came out on Sub Pop and Bella Union.)
None of this is officially confirmed, but woo! What a Christmas surprise.